grandma’s old fashioned casserole

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This is an old fashioned hot dish recipe that I found in a big Ziploc bag full of hand lettered recipe cards that my grandma gave to me (thus the name). This is down home, simple, frugal, comfort food. It’s wonderful served with warm, toasted, buttered baguette for mopping up the brothy juice.

In a buttered, 4 quart casserole, layer ingredients in the following order:

~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~

  1. ~ 1 large, chopped onion
  2. ~ 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  3. ~ thinly sliced, unpeeled russet potato
  4. ~ 1 lb. lightly browned, lean ground beef
  5. ~ 1 (15 oz.) can sweet corn, drained well
  6. ~ 1 (15 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  7. ~ 1 (15 to 16 oz) can chunky vegetable soup (I used Progresso Vegetable Barley)
  8. ~ another layer of thinly sliced, unpeeled russet potatoes
  9. ~ Rinse soup can with 2 Tablespoons white wine, pour over everything
  10. ~ Dot top with 2 Tablespoons real butter, cut into chunks
  11. ~ salt and pepper

Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour to 1 and 1/2 hours.

Scoop into shallow bowls.




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  2 comments for “grandma’s old fashioned casserole

  1. Carrie
    November 15, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    okay, well this sounds amazing, but since today is a crockpot kind of cooking day. I changed this up a little. I didn’t have any soup on hand so I substituted-one pack of beef gravy and one and a half cups water, red wine-Merlot-Blind Moose (just my preference with red meat). and Since I did not have a veg beef soup to add those few extra veggies, i omitted a can of corn, but substituted a bag of frozen mixed veggies. Dbld the potatoes and butter since I am coking for a large group, cant wait to get home n try it tonight

    • Melissa
      November 15, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Carrie! You rock! Let me know how this turns out, and if you love it, I’d be happy to share your version on this post. Of course, I’d give you full credit! xo ~M

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